On Saturday October 12th I’ll be taking part in a panel discussion about instrument making at the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. I’ll have a couple of guitars on hand and a ton of photos to share about my work in lutherie. I hope you can join me, Will Seeders, and Nathaniel Rowan at this event. It’s at 3:30pm and will be followed by an open old-time music session.
From Hancock Shaker Village: Lutherie, the art of creating stringed wooden instruments by hand, is a centuries-old practice steeped in tradition. This conversation draws together a new generation of luthiers—Trevor Healy (guitar maker, Easthampton, MA), Nathaniel Rowan (violin maker, Putney, VT), and William Seeders Mosheim (banjo maker, Dorset, VT)—three makers whose work honors and challenges tradition, ultimately pushing the craft forward. Following brief individual presentations, curator Sarah Margolis-Pineo will moderate a conversation with all three luthiers.
At 5 pm, we invite players and music lovers to join in on an old-time music jam, open to all skill levels.
“Makers & Shakers: The Luthier’s Craft” is organized in conjunction with the current exhibition, While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers, on view through November 11, 2019.